Please refer to Chapter 7 Glimpses of India Class 10 English Important Questions with solutions provided below. These questions and answers have been provided for Class 10 English based on the latest syllabus and examination guidelines issued by CBSE, NCERT, and KVS. Students should learn these problem solutions as it will help them to gain more marks in examinations. We have provided Important Questions for Class 10 English for all chapters in your book. These Board exam questions have been designed by expert teachers of Standard 10.
Class 10 English Important Questions Glimpses of India Chapter 7
Very Short Answer Questions:
Question. What was the traditional dress of the baker?
Ans. The peculiar dress of the baker was known as the kabai.
Question. Who is a pader?
Ans. A pader is a person who bakes bread.
Question. What was the part of the baker’s identity?
Ans. Wearing shirts and pants whose length was shorter than the usual ones, was a part of their identity so much that even if someones wears the trouser of that length now, he is a said to have dressed like a padar.
Short Answer Type Questions:
Question. Pranjol buried his head in his detective book while Rajvir was eager to Look at the beautiful scenery during the train journey. Why do you think there was a difference in their excitement levels?
Ans. Rajvir was so amazed to see the lush greenery of the tea gardens and the beautiful scenery during the train journey as he was visiting Assam for the first time but Pranjol had been bom and brought up in those surroundings, so it wasn’t anything new for him. Hence, he wasn’t as excited a Rajvir.
Question. What did the baker do first once he reached a house?
Ans. The baker would first greet the lady of the house by saying “Good Morning”. He would then place the basket on the vertical bamboo and deliver the loaves to the servant.
Question. How do we get to know that the makers of bread still exist?
Ans. The narrator states that the eaters of loaves might have vanished but the makers are still there.
He further says that those age old, time tested furnaces still exist and the fire in the furnaces had not yet been extinguished.
Question. Describe the dress of the bakers.
Ans. The bakers had a peculiar dress earlier known as the kabai. It was a one-piece long frock reaching down to the knees.
Question. How do we know that Goa’s bakers are very prosperous?
Ans. The Goan bakers have a very plump jackfruit like appearance that shows us that they eat well and are prosperous people. They also dress well
Question. What do the elders in Goa still lave to remember?
Ans. The elders in Gao still love to remember the good old Portuguese days. They remember the loaves of bread as ‘.veil os the makers of bread; the people who mixed the flour to make bread, the moulders who moulded the flour and the furnaces and the sounds of the baker’s bamboo.
Question. How did bakers become synonymous with celebrations and occasions In Goa?
Ans. The bakers become synonymous with celebrations and occasions in Goa as no important occasion or festival was accomplished without the bakery items. The Bread had been an essential part of every occasion in Goa.
Question. What da you know about the people of Coorg?
Ans. Coorgis are fiercely independent people. They belong to the proud race of martial men and beautiful women. They are either the descendants of Greeks or the Arabs Their hospitability are famous through out the country.
Question. Do adventure sports Like river rafting and rock climbing require a person to possess just physical strength? Why/Why not?
Ans. No, adventure sports like river rafting and rock climbing do not require a person to possess just physical strength as mental strength plays even a more vital role in it If a person is physically strong but he isn’t ready to take any risk or isn’t mentally strong; he can’t perform such adventurous activities.
Question. When would the baker come every day? Why did the children run to meet him?
Ans. During the narrator’s childhood, the baker would come every day to sell his breads The children ran to meet him to look into his basket for the bread bangles
Question. Why is Coorg called the land of rolling hills?
Ans. Coorg is called the Land of rolling hills because it is situated on the lush green sloppy hills that seemed to roll one after another.
Question. “This is a tea country now? Explain this with reference to Assam.
Ans. Assam is known as a tea country because it has the world’s Largest concentration of tea plantations. Several tea estates can be found everywhere in Assam.
Question. The baker made has presence known in the morning. How did the baker make his presence known?
Ans. The baker used to come in the morning with the jingling sound of his bamboo stick. He carried his bosket on his head that he supported with one of his hand and in the other hand; he had the bamboo stick that he banged on the ground. This sound marked his presence felt in the mornings.
Question. What do we Learn about the financial condition of the bakers of Goa?
Ans. The bakers of Goa Led a prosperous life in the olden days as baking was a profitable profession. The families and servants of these bakers always Looked happy and prosperous. Their plump physique used to be an open testimony to their prosperity.
Question. How is the Coorgi tradition of courage and bravery recognized in modern India?
Ans. The Coorgi tradition of courage and bravery has been recognised by awarding the Coorg Regiment with the most number of gallantry awards. Besides, the Coorgis are the only Indians allowed to carry firearms without a licence.
Question. Describe the traditional dress of Coorgis.
Ans. The traditional Coorgi dress is a long black coat with an embroidered waist-belt known as kuppia. This dress resembles a Lot tn fcuffio, a dress worn by the Arabs and the Kurds.
Question. What excited Rajvir? Why did Pranjol not share his excitement?
Ans. The beautiful scenery and wide range of green tea gardens excited Rajvir. Pranjol did not share his excitement since he was born and brought up in Assam, a place familiar to him.
Question. What did the bakers wear
(i) in the Portuguese days?
(ii) when the author was young?
Ans. (i) The bakers usually wore a peculiar dress called Kabai. It was a single piece long frock reaching down to the knees.
(ii) When the author was young, he saw the bakers wearing a shirt and trousers. The trousers were shorter than full length and longer than half-pants.
Question. How do we know that Goa’s bakers are very prosperous ?
Ans. We know that Goa’s bakers are very prosperous from their plump physique. Baking in Goa is an important profession as breads were an essential part of all festivities in Goa. As a result, the baker, his family and servants never starved. They were always happy and prosperous.
Question. When would the baker come everyday? Why did the children run to meet him?
Ans. The baker would come twice a day, once early in the morning and the second time when he returned after selling all his bread.
The children would run to meet him for those bread-bangles and sweet bread of special make, which they choose very carefully.
Question. Why was the baker’s furnace essential in a traditional Goan village?
Ans. The baker’s furnace was essential in a traditional Goan village because different kinds of breads were required for different occasions. Marriage gifts are meaningless without the sweet bread known as bol. The lady of the house must prepare sandwiches on the occasion of her daughter’s engagement. Cakes and bolinhas are essential for Christmas as well as other festivals.
Question. Is bread-making still popular in Goa? How do you know?
Ans. Yes, bread-making is still popular in Goa.
This is very clear from the narrator’s statement that the Portuguese have gone away but the traditional bakers and their furnaces still exists. The mixers, moulders and the people who bake the loaves still exist in Goa.
Question. ‘The tiger never brushed his teeth’. Why does the author say so?
Ans. The author said so because when the baker used to bring bangles for children, they did not even care to brush their teeth or wash their mouths properly. They did not like to take the trouble of pluching the mango leaf for the toothbrush. They did not feel it necessary to wash their mouths just take tigers who never brush their teeth before meals.
Long Answer Type Questions:
Question. After reading the story ‘A Baker from Goa”, do you think our traditions, heritage, values and practices are the roots that nourish us? Why/why not?
Ans. ‘A Baker from Goa’ highlights the importance of the traditional practice of making breads for every occasion and festival of the Goan people. This tradition continues even today. This shows how our traditional practices can keep us to our past and heritage.
Traditional values shape our personality and also provide us emotional support. They enable us to face difficult situations and makes us mentally strong. Traditional practices also have an impact on our behavioral pattern towards the other people in society.
Question. In the chapter. ‘A Baker from Goa‘ the narrator talks about his childhood in Goa and his fond memories. Compare the childhood of Nelson Mandela with that of the narrator.
Ans. Both the characters in the two chapters remember their good childhood days when things were simple and loving.In the chapter. “A Baker from Goo’, the author fondly remembers that when he was young, a baker used to visit his street twice. Once in the morning, when he was to start the selling of read and then in the evening white returning after selling all his bread. The children used to run listening to the jingling thud of his bamboo stick They wanted to get sweet bread bangles for themselves. In the chapter, “Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’. Mandela remembered that in childhood, the meaning of freedom far him was quite simple. It meant freedom to run in the fields swim in the clear stream, roast mealies and ri de the board backs of slow-moving bulls
Question. Rajvir was elated after returning home from Assam. He had a Lot to tell about his recent visit. Imagine yourself as the narrator of the travelogue ‘Tea from Assam and write an imaginary conversation where Rajvir shares the details about his holidays with Pranjol to his sister,, on returning home.
Ans. Rajvir: Oh dear, what a fun-filbed trip it was! Although I had researched a Lot about tea and Its consumption before going to Assam, I Learned even more about it when I saw it withmy own eyes.
Rajvir s Sister: Brother, tell me some facts about tea
Rajvir: Sure! Do you know that the world’s largest concentration of tea plantations in Assam? One can see tea gardens everywhere in Assam. Also, the best yield of tea is in the second-flush or sprouting season. Le between May and July.
Rajvir’s Sister: That’s wanderfuL I have also read that tea plucking is a wholesome activity and It requires great efforts to do that
Rajvir: Certainly. It’s an art I’m glad I decided to join Pranjol an this trip.
Rajvir’s Sister: Yes, but next time, take me along with you too.
Question. ‘Coorg offers a variety of adventures as the district is rich in flona and fauna”. What does Coorg offer to the tourists? How can one reach Coorg?
Ans. Coorg offers a variety of adventures as the district is rich in flora and fauna. River Kaveri flows through Coorg. One can do many activities Like river rafting, canoeing, rappelling, etc Rock climbing and mountain hiking are also famous here. Birds, bees, Macaques, Malabar squirrels, etc catch attention. One can have a panoramic view from the top of the Brahmagrri hitk. Nisargadhame and the Largest Buddhist Tibetan Settlement which is in Bylakuppe, is also an amazing place to explore. Coorg can be reached by road and rail By air, the nearest airports to Coorg are Bangalore and Mangalore. Coorg also has a rich heritage and traditional culture to offer.
Question. ‘During our childhood in Goa, the baker used to be our friend, companion and guide.’ What does this statement tell us about the character of the baker?
Ans. The given statement tells us that the baker was a very respected person in Goan society. He would guide children about good behaviour. This happened when he mildly scolded them for peeping into his basket.
He taught children about giving respect to the elders. This was when he wished ‘Good Morning’ to the lady of the house. He was very informal with the children.
So the narrator considered him a friend and companion. He was not simply a vendor interested in selling what he made. Even though he scolded the children, he offered them bread bangles and sweet bread of their choice.
A party or feast lost its charmwithout bread. Cakes and bolinhas were a must for Christmas and other festivals. Presence of the baker’s furnace in the village was absolutely essential. Thus, he was an important character in Goan society of those days.
Question. Why were the children fascinated by the baker?
How did they show their eagerness to see him?
Ans. The children according to the narrator, were eager to see him. They used to wake up whenever they heard the jingling sound of the bakers’s bamboo stick. Whenever the baker greeted the lady of the house, children would surround the baker who would rebuke them and hand over the loaves to a servant.
Then, the children would climb over a chair to peep into the basket full of bread loaves. These children didn’t even brush their teeth before taking the bread bangles that they could choose carefully. Their actions made it clear that the children were fascinated by the baker and were always eager to see him.
Question. After reading the story ‘A Baker from Goa’, do you think our traditions, heritage, values and practices are the roots that nourish us? Why/why not?
Ans. Yes, I think that our traditions, heritage, values and practices are the roots that nourish us. They shape our personality and provide us with emotional support. They make us mentally strong and enable us to face a difficult situation. They even impact our behavioural pattern towards the other people in the society. The story highlights the importance of the traditional practice of making breads at every occasion. In Goa, every occasion is incomplete without bread.
A marriage is incomplete if it does not include a sweet bread known as ‘bol’ All festival and feasts are incomplete without cakes and bolinhas. Even today, the elders remember those old famous breads baked by Portuguese bakers. From childhood till their old age, they remember the Portuguese bread. This shows that bread is an important part of the Goan life that continues even today.
Thus, our traditional practices keep our past heritage alive and nourishes us.
Extract Based Questions :
Question. Read the extract to attempt the questions that follow.
The baker usually collected his bills at the end of the month. Monthly accounts used to be recorded on some wall in pencil. Baking was indeed a profitable profession in the old days. The baker and his family never starved. He, his family and his servants always looked happy and prosperous. Their plump physique was an open testimony to this. Even today any person with a jackfruit- like physical appearance is easily compared to a baker.
(i) Where did the baker record his accounts?
(ii) Why did the baker and his family never starve?
(iii) Which word in the extract is same in meaning of ‘build’?
(iv) How can a baker be identified in Goa?
(v) “The monthly records were maintained an some walls in pencil”. What does this show about the relationship between the baker and the Goan people.
Ans. (i) The baker recorded his accounts on some wall with pencil.
(ii) The baker and his family never starved because baking was a profitable profession.
(iii) ‘Physique’ fromthe extract is same inmeaning of ‘build’.
(iv) Any person with a jackfruit-like physical appearance or plump physique is easily identified to a baker.
(v) The baker and the Goan people shared a relationship based on trust and friendship as the baker did not require to remember the records of his sale.
Question. Read the extract to attempt the questions that follow.
We kids would be pushed aside with a mild rebuke and the loaves would be delivered to the servant.
But we would not give up. We would climb a bench or the parapet and peep into the basket, somehow. I can still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. Loaves for the elders and the bangles for the children.
(i) Who are ‘we’ in the extract?
(ii) Why were the children pushed aside?
(iii) Which word/phrase in the extract means the same as ‘an expression of disapproval/a scolding’?
(iv) What was there in the basket?
(v) What did children do when they were pushed aside by the baker?
Ans. (i) ‘We’ in the extract refers to the narrator and his friends.
(ii) The children were pushed aside so that the bread can be delivered to the servant.
(iii) The word ‘rebuke’ from the extract means ‘an expression of disapproval/a scolding’.
(iv) There were some loaves for the elders and some bangles for the children.
(v) When children were pushed aside by the baker then they climbed a bench or the parapet to peep into the baker’s basket.